30NOW Podcast

Welcome to the podcast, in which we discuss mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism. 

Are you engaged in mindfulness or another form of meditation and do you want to be further inspired in this? Or maybe you want to know more about the source of mindfulness and Buddhism? Then move on! Modern mindfulness training uses ancient techniques and insights from Buddhism. They still prove to be relevant and supportive to our modern lives. Like the Buddhist teachings, you are not asked to believe anything. But let yourself be included in the conversations and pick out what you can use.

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We distinguish between 4 payments:

  • Donations/dana for the supervisors of the daily live sessions: This supports the facilitators in providing the live meditations and lectures. The amounts received are periodically distributed among the facilitators who have provided a live meditation or lecture.
    More information (with a video message about dana van Joost): 30now.nl/donate
  • Membership Payments: These payments make the platform 30NOW possible. The following applies here: Because every personal situation differs, we want to give you the choice of which amount for the Membership is feasible or appropriate for you.
    More information: 30now.nl/registration
    The Membership payments enable us to:

    • Facilitate the current offer;
    • to take care of the communication;
    • Provide support where needed;
    • To further develop the platform technically;
    • Broaden the offer.
  • Participation rate for Live Courses and In-depth series: This is possible 30NOW offer the Live Courses and In-depth series in collaboration with the supervisor(s) involved. More information: 30now.nl/courses-series
  • Free gift for 30NOW: Finally, there is the possibility to make a free donation in the meantime 30NOW about it. The amounts received are spent in the same way as with the Membership. It is extra support for the team that works daily in the background to facilitate our mission 'Making meditation accessible to everyone'.
    More information: 30now.nl/about-30now

At the same time, money should never be a barrier to participation. That is why:
If it is not possible to pay the Membership base amount or a course participation fee, please contact contact us so that we can come to a suitable appointment for you. Because although we are an organization that incurs costs, we believe that money should never be the reason for not getting access.

Thanks on behalf of the team of 30NOWThank you on behalf of all supervisors for your support!

Go to page My details and see when your current Membership expires.

  • You simply extend your Membership - with a new Membership period of 12 months - via 30NOW.nl/registration
  • ☝️Applies to extension: From the moment of renewal, your Membership is valid again for 12 months.

Questions or uncertainties? Contact Team Support.

The Live Meditations and Live Lectures can be viewed 3 days after the live stream (but often earlier) with a Membership.
In addition, with a Membership, from that moment on, you can also freely share the recording with anyone.

Some facilitators use a gong or bell to announce the beginning and/or end of a meditation or lecture.
The sound of a gong or bell during a live session depends on a few factors:
  • The local Zoom microphone settings at the attendant. For example, with Zoom an automatic noise reduction is active as standard, which makes loud background noises less audible. This means that the sound of a gong or bell is sometimes less fully audible.
  • The type of gong or bell affects the volume and type of sound.
  • The type of microphone used during the live session also affects the sound (volume and pitch).

Do you have other questions or comments about the gong or bell sound? Contact Team Support.

Although mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, you don't have to be a Buddhist at all to practice mindfulness. The well-known American professor Jon Kabat-Zinn developed mindfulness training forty years ago by detaching the technique of meditation from the Buddhist context and making it accessible to Westerners. Religion is not involved in the training, but accessible meditation exercises, yoga and other ways to learn to live more consciously. Meanwhile, the MBSR (English: mindfulness-based stress reduction) and MBCT (English: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) are very popular and fully accepted in the West.

Mindfulness refers to:

  • The mindfulness training, developed to teach people to live more consciously and to deal with stress, thoughts and emotions differently.
  • A form of meditation in which you become aware in a non-reactive way  of the sensations and situations of the moment: conscious, gentle attention.


The substantive line that we at 30NOW Following is a contemporary approach to Buddhist meditation. Central is the practice of mindfulness or attention: an acknowledging awareness of physical and mental experiences. Although there are differences in styles and content of the meditations offered, they all align with the principle of mindfulness. Meditations are also offered that can develop other qualities such as calmness, kindness and compassion.

See also 30NOW.nl/about-30now

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